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  • U. S. Constitution
  • The Declaration of Independence, 1776. By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence.
  • Three Branches of Government
  • Legislative
  •  Executive: President and about 5,000,000 workers  Legislative: Senate and House of Representatives Judicial: Supreme Court and lower Courts
  • Judicial
  • Executive
  • Separation of Powers
  • I'm in the Legislative Branch.
  • I'm in the Judicial Branch.
  • By: Jasmyne Liepke Block 8
  • Bill of Rights
  • Amendment 3: The housing of soldiers.
  • Amendment 5:  Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
  • Amendment 1: Freedom of Religion, Speech and the press.
  • Amendment 4: Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
  • Amendment 2: The right to bear arms.
  • Federalist are people who support a system of government in which several states unite under a central authority.
  • Constitutional Convention
  • The separation of powers is a model for the governance of a state. Under this model, a state's government is divided into branches, each with separate and independent powers and areas of responsibility so that the powers of one branch are not in conflict with the powers associated with the other branches.
  • Articles of Confederation
  •  -Served as its first constitution
  • -The original constitution of the United States
  • Amendment 7: Rights of Civil Cases
  • The Bill of Rights were included to get anti federalist to support the constitution.
  • Amendment 9: Other Rights Kept by the People
  • Amendment 10: Undelegated Powers Kept by the States and the People
  • Amendment 8: Excessive Bail, Fines, and Punishments Forbidden
  • Amendment 6:  Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases
  • The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation.
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  • -Was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.
  • The ratification of the treaty raised problems in many areas.
  • -Ratified in 1781
  • -Was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America 
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